Meaning of 魂

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Pinyin: hún
English Definition: soul; spirit; immortal soul, i.e. that can be detached from the body
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spirit) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ yún ] cloud; to say, to speak
    • [ guǐ ] ghost; demon; sly, mischievous
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Example Words
灵魂 líng hún soul; spirit
鬼魂 guǐ hún ghost
魂灵 hún líng soul; mind; idea
魂魄 hún soul
冤魂 yuān hún ghost of one who died unjustly; departed spirit demanding vengeance for grievances
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Example Sentences
Open your soul to them.
Her beauty bewitched him.
Ghosts appear in this ancient castle.
The conductor is very skilled at controlling the orchestra’s rhythm, giving the music a sense of dynamism and soul.